- A survivor of the accident that claimed 8 lives has given chilling details of what led to the accident
- The victim claims the driver saw a big snake crossing the road and swerved to avoid it
- Early reports indicated the driver tried to overtake leading to the head-on collision
Fresh, disturbing details have emerged from the road carnage the claimed eight lives and left main more injured on Thursday, April 27, along the Nairobi-Mombasa highway.
The accident occurred when a minibus headed for Nairobi from Makueni collided head on with a lorry when the driver tried to overtake.
However, one of the survivors of the grisly accident has given an account of what really caused the accident.
28-year-old Elizabeth Mwongeli claimed that the driver of the minibus was trying to avoid running on a snake that was crossing the road at Malili.
“The driver was avoiding a snake. I heard him shout before he swerved and hit a lorry. I don’t know if the snake was hit," Mwongeli said as quoted by Nation.
The driver died in the accident.
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Her revelation contradicts reports that the driver was overtaking carelessly when the accident occurred.
Acting Kilungu divisional police boss Zacharia Bitok said the accident occurred as a result of careless driving.
The accident happened just two days after another road carnage at Mtito Andei claimed 26 lives on the spot.
A bus headed to Mombasa from Nairobi collided head on with an oncoming lorry, leading to the carnage.
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